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dc.contributor.advisorSmart, Josephine
dc.contributor.authorRomero Vivas, Isabel Laura
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T19:33:36Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T19:33:36Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationRomero Vivas, I. L. (2002). Experiences of aboriginal HIV/AIDS programs in Calgary: the great teacher of compassion (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23578en_US
dc.identifier.isbn061276169xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/39528
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 166-181en
dc.description.abstractThis is a qualitative study of how the urban Aboriginal population in Calgary, Alberta, Canada faces HIV/AIDS. It strives to understand how a global disease is translated within a particular historical and social context. Contemporary Native people face many social challenges, a consequence of colonisation, Residential Schools and historical and on-going racism. HIV/ AIDS Aboriginal prevention agencies try to combine Western and Native perspectives, but they privilege the western one, since they are planned, implemented and funded by non- Aboriginal initiatives. According to Native people, HIV/ AIDS is the Great Teacher of Compassion that "is here to teach the people how to live again as partners, families and communities". A "culturally appropriate" prevention model would acknowledge history and follow a wholistic health approach, involving body, mind, emotions and spirit. It would involve Aboriginals at all stages of the program, since HIV/AIDS is closely related to identity processes, self-esteem, Treaty rights and re-gaining self-control.
dc.format.extentxi, 195 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccAC1 .T484 2002 R665en
dc.titleExperiences of aboriginal HIV/AIDS programs in Calgary: the great teacher of compassion
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23578
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2002 R665en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1402 501888795


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.